No for the author, yes for the narrator.
No. I just don't understand how this book received so many positive reviews. Okay, I understand that there isn't a book for everyone. That being said, he treated her as his daughter. Yuck! Could not finish it.
No, I only listen to Audio books while I'm working. I don't have much time outside of work to read print books.
I enjoyed the female role the best. She overcame a lot and go Gabriel in the end.
It was good. Liked the voice.
Ohh I don't know... Might have to pay me to come up with the tag line.
The books has surprising similarities to 50 Shades; but it is still a good book and stands on it's own (especially after the 2nd book).
Its not necessarily a new concept... girl meets boy, who happens to be girl's best friend's older brother. What makes this audiobook great is the "I am so much smarter than you" tone of the reader. I think some people might be turned off by it. However, considering what an @ss Gabriel can be, the reader is perfect.
loved the narrator..
how romantic Gabriel was
in Italy .when they finally got together, he was so gentle her .loved it
can't wait for the 3rd book to come out
I have gotten halfway through part 2 and given up on this one -- I'm a fan of romance, paranormal, science fiction, almost every kind, but there is just too much brooding and too many scenes of the "she whispered" or "he gave a black look" variety. Maybe in print I would enjoy it more, being able to skip over some of the more lugubrious passages. Returning this one, though I still have some mild curiosity about the dark secrets promised and continually referred to in mysterious ways ...
I'm looking forward to the next instalment of Karen Moning's "Dani O'Malley" series.
I could not find myself inside this story. It was clearly written from a female's perspective and I could not relate to much of the feelings.
I liked the performance
It should not me made into a movie
I guess everything is so subjective - How we absorb the material. I read the reviews and I wanted to like this book but there was not enough of a story here. 3 downloads - I thought I would lose my mind. Insipid, sappy, cliche-ridden dialogue - Get my drift here...I'm sorry but I feel that the other reviewers really misled me or my tolerance for this type of a story is really low. It wasn't quite a hot sexy romance because nothing happened until the very last few segments. Love was not unrequited just delayed. There was a lot of angst and I thought there would be some big reveal but I really wasn't impressed. Sorry folks but I must be honest. I read everything and I like romance too but intelligent, amusing, sexy plots - one of those anyway - would have been nice.
Yes. It's a wonderful love story filled with romance, heartache and beautiful words.
The final chapter in Italy. The ENTIRE chapter is fantastic.
It made me laugh, and cry. The way Gabriel speaks is remarkable and refreshing. Take note authors, it is possible to make an extremely sexy romantic novel without trashy language.
This book and it's sequel shouldn't be missed!
I was excited to read this book due to the star rating. Boy was I bamboozled. The story builds up to make him look like a member of a freaky sex club and she a former victum of a horrific sexually abusive relationship. The story was long winded and drawn out. It really didnt have much of a plot. I thought that Gabriel was a pompus jerk and Julianne was a prudish fridged twit. Thinking about it they were perfect for each other. I like men who are swoon worthy and strong who make a wonan feel cherished adored but take charge and be a man. He didnt fit that bill. Listening to the story line and the way it was built up I thought her past lover really did a number on her but when she told her story all he did was cheat on her and they were not even in a serious relationship (holding hands, political dinners and long distance love letters). The worst he did was sing the Nine Inch Nails song "Animal" to her. Later her past lover out of the blue, storms into her dads house at one point of the book and attacks her. There was no telling of violence in their past and made me think I skipped a part of the book. It made no sense to me but I will tell you that was probably the most exciting part of the book. When Gabriel and Julianne finally do the "deed" (which is the last hour of the book by the way)he damn near wrapped her in bubble wrap before sex.
This book is one big build of nothing with no climax and no big "O". I will NOT waste my credit on the next book. If you think this is anything like FSOG ...tortured souls yes....hot romance.....its not.